Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Where’s the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Trailer?

I know it’s only just March and the final Harry Potter isn’t due in theatres for 5 months, but I’m surprised we haven’t had a new trailer for the final chapter in the franchise yet. I mean most of summers big guns have had some sort of movie push by now (even if some of them were only 30 second clips at the Superbowl).

Deathly Hallows Part 2 is already well into the post-production stages of completion. Remember the first trailer that was released for HP7 which advertised the films as Part 1 and Part 2 was actually predominately filled with footage from the second film anyway. See below...

So it’s not like there’s not enough footage to make a decent trailer yet, and being the final entry I would have thought the marketing for this would have started by now, at least in the form of a teaser trailer. Usually a lot of the big summer releases see their first teasers being released in Dec/Jan.

Since Part 1 was released in theatres, there has been very little promotion regarding Part 2. I guess it could be argued that the film alone (Pt1) is actually doing the marketing for Part 2 itself, so why spend (and potentially waste) additional money already.

My other thought is that Warner Bros. want to wait until Part 1 is released on DVD/Blu-Ray before they put any marketing into Part 2. I guess this makes sense, as why would you advertise your second product when the first hasn't reached the market in its full capacity yet?

Taking all of this into consideration I reckon will get Part 1 on DVD/Blu-Ray 11th April (which I bet my bottom dollar will include some sort of teaser for HP 7 Pt2) before Warner Bros. get fully behind promoting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

What do you think?

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